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  • proper n. A rock at the most westerly tip of the Isles of Scilly facing the Atlantic Ocean and housing a lighthouse; supposedly the smallest island in the world.


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  • One has a grotesque resemblance to an aged bishop in his vestments and is known as the Bishop Rock; another

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska

  • It's nothing more than the ridge of an undersea mountain that almost breaks the surface at its highest point, a spot called Bishop Rock.

    Discovery Channel :: Top Highlights

  • Mr Fairbairn, 51, will take 27 days to journey from Bishop Rock on the Isles of Scilly in the South West, to the lighthouse at Muckle Flugga in Shetland, which is set on the most northerly rock in the British Isles.


  • Normandie won the Riband twice, sailing from Bishop Rock to Ambrose at 29.98 knots in 1935 and 30.58 knots in 1937.

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  • The smallest island in the world with a building on it (a lighthouse), according to the Guiness Book of World Records. It's a Rock.

    December 5, 2013